Thank you for your interest in supporting our film. We are making a new high-caliber 75-minute film titled, Far East Deep South, that will expand on the story of the Chiu/Lou family as told in our Finding Cleveland short documentary. We will explore more of the history of the Chinese in the Deep South and racial relations between the white, black and Chinese during segregation. We will also tell the heartbreaking story of how the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act put up immigration barriers that prevented the Chiu/Lou family from reuniting. To achieve this, we need to raise additional funds to cover costs for a professional film crew, equipment, travel to Mississippi, San Francisco and other locations to film interviews as well as editing, film scoring, animated graphics and other post-production costs. Funds raised will also go towards offering and marketing community outreach screenings of the film in cities across the U.S. We hope you will consider supporting this project to ensure that future generations across the US will learn about this often untold chapter of American history and the important contributions of Asians in America. We are currently finishing post-production on the film. Far East Deep South will have its film festival debut in March 2020.

You can make a tax-deductible donation through our non-profit partner organization and fiscal sponsor, Artists for Community Transformation. You can donate to our general fund or select one of the donor incentive levels below. Help us reach our goal of $160,000!

**BRAND NEW TRAILER FOR FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH

*** EXCLUSIVE NEW CLIP PREVIEW 

Check out this scene in our film with new animated graphics explaining why Chiu/Lou family have different last names.

You can make a donation below via credit card by selecting one of our donor levels or entering a custom amount. You can also select the option to "mail check," then mail in your donation to the address as instructed. You will receive your sponsorship level gifts as a thank you on or before the release of the new film as the gifts become available. Please contact film@findingcleveland.com with any questions.

Full-Length Film Donor Incentives (select "ADD" button or scroll down to enter other donation amount)

  • $50 - Pearl

    $50 - Pearl

    As a thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the “Finding Cleveland” continuing story, as a Pearl donor you will receive:

    -A Digital Download of the “Finding Cleveland” Short Film.

    $50.00 ea.

  • $100 - Amethyst

    $100 - Amethyst

    As a thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the “Finding Cleveland” continuing story, as a Amethyst donor you will receive:

    -One (1) Finding Cleveland or Far East Deep South T-Shirt (based on availability)
    -Exclusive online preview of the completed FULL-LENGTH 75- minute documentary film, Far East Deep South.

    -A Digital Download of the “Finding Cleveland” Short Film

    $100.00 ea.

  • $250 - Emerald

    $250 - Emerald

    As a thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the “Finding Cleveland” continuing story, as a Emerald donor you will receive:

    -DVD of “Finding Cleveland” Short Film
    -Digital download of movie soundtrack
    -Far East Deep South Poster
    -One (1) Finding Cleveland or Far East Deep South T-Shirt, depending on availability
    -Exclusive online preview of the completed FULL-LENGTH 75- minute documentary film, Far East Deep South.
    -A Digital Download of the “Finding Cleveland” Short Film

    $250.00 ea.

  • $500 - Ruby

    $500 - Ruby

    As a thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the “Finding Cleveland” continuing story, as a Ruby donor you will receive:

    -Signed DVD of FULL-LENGTH documentary before public release
    -Two (2) tickets to red carpet screening (travel not included)
    -Thank you mention on website

    -DVD of “Finding Cleveland” Short Film
    -Digital download of movie soundtrack
    --Far East Deep South Poster
    -One (1) Finding Cleveland or Far East Deep South T-Shirt, depending on availability
    -Exclusive online preview of the completed FULL-LENGTH 75- minute documentary film, Far East Deep South.
    -A Digital Download of the “Finding Cleveland” Short Film

    $500.00 ea.

  • $1000 - Sapphire

    $1000 - Sapphire

    As a thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the “Finding Cleveland” continuing story, as a Sapphire donor you will receive:

    -Signed FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH Full Size Official Movie Poster
    -Special “Thank You” on-screen credit
    -Social media acknowledgement

    -Signed DVD of FULL-LENGTH documentary before public release
    -Two (2) tickets to red carpet screening (travel not included)
    -Thank you mention on website
    -DVD of “Finding Cleveland” Short Film
    -Digital download of movie soundtrack
    -Finding Cleveland 11×17 Poster
    -One (1) Finding Cleveland or Far East Deep South T-Shirt, depending on availability
    -Exclusive online preview of the completed FULL-LENGTH 75- minute documentary film, Far East Deep South.
    -A Digital Download of the “Finding Cleveland” Short Film

    $1,000.00 ea.

  • $2500 - Diamond

    $2500 - Diamond

    As a thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the “Finding Cleveland” continuing story, as a Diamond donor you will receive:

    -DVD liner credit
    -CD of film soundtrack
    -Four (4) tickets to red carpet screening (travel not included)
    -Celebration dinner for two (2) with production team in LA (Travel not included)

    -Signed FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH Full Size Official Movie Poster
    -Special “Thank You” on-screen credit
    -Social media acknowledgement
    -Signed DVD of FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH documentary before public release
    -Thank you mention on website
    -DVD of “Finding Cleveland” Short Film
    -Digital download of movie soundtrack
    -Finding Cleveland 11×17 Poster
    -Far East Deep South Poster
    -One (1) Finding Cleveland or Far East Deep South T-Shirt, depending on availability
    -Exclusive online preview of the completed FULL-LENGTH 75- minute documentary film, Far East Deep South.
    -A Digital Download of the “Finding Cleveland” Short Film

    $2,500.00 ea.

  • $5000 - Platinum

    $5000 - Platinum

    As a thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the “Finding Cleveland” continuing story, as a Platinum donor you will receive:

    -“Associate Producer” On-screen credit
    -Press release mention
    -Business/organization sponsorship logo on website, posters and postcards

    -DVD liner credit
    -CD of film soundtrack
    -Celebration dinner for two (2) with production team in LA (travel not included)
    -Signed FULL-LENGTH FILM Full Size Official Movie Poster
    -Special “Thank You” on-screen credit
    -Social media acknowledgement
    -Signed DVD of FAR EAST DEEP SOUTH documentary before public release
    -Four (4) tickets to red carpet screening (travel not included)
    -Thank you mention on website
    -DVD of “Finding Cleveland” Short Film
    -Digital download of movie soundtrack
    -Finding Cleveland 11×17 Poster
    -One (1) Finding Cleveland or Far East Deep South T-Shirt, depending on availability
    -Exclusive online preview of the completed FULL-LENGTH 75- minute documentary film, Far East Deep South.
    -A Digital Download of the “Finding Cleveland” Short Film


  • $10,000 Gold Star

    $10,000 Gold Star

    As a thank you for making a tax-deductible donation to the “Finding Cleveland” continuing story, as a Platinum donor you will receive:

    -“Gold Star Associate Producer” On-screen credit
    - IMDB Film Credit
    - Inclusion of logo on media banner
    - Private dinner with Producer and/or Director
    - Press release mention
    -Business/organization sponsorship logo on website, posters and postcards

    -DVD liner credit
    -CD of film soundtrack
    -Celebration dinner for two (2) with production team in LA (travel not included)
    -Signed FULL-LENGTH FILM Full Size Official Movie Poster
    -Special “Thank You” on-screen credit
    -Social media acknowledgement
    -Signed DVD of FULL-LENGTH documentary before public release
    -Four (4) tickets to red carpet screening (travel not included)
    -Thank you mention on website
    -DVD of “Finding Cleveland” Short Film
    -Digital download of movie soundtrack
    -Finding Cleveland 11×17 Poster
    -One (1) Finding Cleveland or Far East Deep South T-Shirt, depending on availability
    -Exclusive online preview of the completed FULL-LENGTH 75- minute documentary film, Far East Deep South.
    -A Digital Download of the “Finding Cleveland” Short Film

    $10,000.00 ea.

Suggested Amounts
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DONATION BY CHECK, CHARITABLE DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS OR TRUSTS 

Our fiscal sponsor, Artists For Community Transformation is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity and checks can be sent to our main office:

Artists for Community Transformation Intl*

PO Box 1966

Brentwood, TN, 37024-1966 

*Please put "Finding Cleveland" in the memo. 

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